Wu-hoo!

The Ashmolean has an exhibition of the very wonderful Wu Guanzhong, free till 30 August.

If you can’t get there, then you can see many of the paintings, and more, here on the Hong Kong Art Museum website.  More paintings here.

Wu  painted in oils and also in ink.  He wrote extensively on what modern Chinese art could achieve, and his views were provocative“Brush-and-ink is misunderstood as being the only choice for life and the future path of Chinese painting, and the standards of brush-and-ink painting are used to judge whether any work is good or bad. Brush-and-ink is a technique. Brushwork is embodied within technique, technique is not embodied within brushwork, and technique is only a means that serves the artist in the expression of his emotions.”